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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

Global Performance and Cultural Industries

Programme code:MA-PECI/GPCIUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Haili MA Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A bachelor degree with a minimum 2:1 (Hons), or equivalent.
Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.
Pass of all first year MA modules, if progression is via 1+1 model.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Performance and Cultural Industries

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Performance and Cultural Industries

Programme specification:

MA Global Performance and Cultural Industries contextualises theories and practice of Theatre and Performance studies within the Cultural and Creative industries (CCIs) to critically examine what performance is and how it is produced and consumed within a variety of global-local and socio-political economic structures. Global performance in this context refers to both live and digital forms that are produced for educational and/or commercial purposes, with international audiences in mind. The significance of this field of practice is demonstrated by the growth of international recommendations and regulations, such as the UNESCO 2003 Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention for global trade and exchange.

The programme will draw on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary theories and research methodologies, such as theatre and performance studies, sociology and media studies. Selected case studies such as Sleep No More in Shanghai, Chinese opera international carnival festival, Korean palace ritual performance for tourists, are applied to assist learners to contextualise how the symbolic, aesthetic aspects of global performance products are influenced by respective historical, socio-economic conditions and how the process in turn contributes to the development of cultural and creative industries, in a global context.

Within PCI, we have a fully licenced commercial theatre stage@leeds, which provides in-house educational space, both theatre spaces and dance studio, for practice-led modules, as well as a programme of professional touring performances, including work by international companies. Students on this programme have the opportunity to observe the process of performance making in this space as well as to gain practical experience through optional modules and the PCI society as appropriate.

Such a multi-disciplinary learning environment and full integration of theatre and performance and cultural and creative industries with a global focus make the programme unique in the UK. The programme equips the students with knowledge to either progress onto a research degree and/or pursue a career globally.

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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 180 credits comprised from a mix of compulsory and optional modules adding up to 180 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

PECI5107MIndependent Research Project (MA)60 credits 
PECI5215MThe Creative Economy in Global Contexts30 credits 
PECI5801MPerspectives on Global Performance  credits 

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:

PECI5104MIndividual Project30 credits 
PECI5105MCreative Work30 credits 
PECI5106MPerformance and Collaborative Enterprise30 credits 
PECI5208MCultural Policy30 credits 
PECI5211MAudience Engagement and Impact30 credits 
PECI5216MArts and Activism30 credits 
PECI5217MPopular Performance: from music hall to variety television30 credits 
PECI5705MThe Costumed Body: Performance, Performativity and Politics30 credits 

Last updated: 27/07/2020 14:46:58


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